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In South Africa the SA Sport and Olympic Committee (SACOC) has asked all their national sport organisations to conform to a uniform qualification framework in order to "grade" coaches/ referees / administrators throughout the various sporting codes in the country.

The idea of this is to be able to compare people with the various qualifications and to give people working in these positions a more professional status. This will in turn formalise the industry and assist these volunteers to become paid professionals.

I have been involved with hockey (indoor & outdoor) and karate at a provincial and national level. I know that there is a huge differences how you become a qualified coach, referee/umpire and administrator in these two sports, some of it formal and the other not. This is definitely going to be a huge task to get these codes to conform to a single framework.

What I would like to know if any other association/committee around the world has attempted this and whether it was successful or not?

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Here is a link to 'The South African Coaching Framework' – Carike Sep 3 '13 at 13:28

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